ONE of the most active groups in the entire Yes movement is Yes Pollok and in of our regular “spotlight” sessions on a particular group, we can show just how busy they are.

This year they have already had a talk from former MP Michelle Thomson who has rejoined the SNP, and have also had a successful day with a stall outside their local Aldi – “It wasn’t as cold as we had feared and the feedback we received about independence was very warm,” they said – but they are only just getting going.

Next up is Yes Pollok’s Social Night on Saturday March 2 from 7pm until 11.30pm at the Crookston Bowling Club, 790 Crookston Rd in Glasgow.

Yes Pollok says it is “a night for all of our independence-supporting friends.

“It’s the perfect way to let your hair down, with politically inspired music from Citizen Smart, one of the leading Yes songwriters and performers from the last campaign, comedy from one of the most familiar faces on the Scottish comedy circuit Patrick Rolink, and music from very own DJ Alex Mitchell “

Those attending can also tuck into the buffet, all included in the cost of a ticket.

They add: “We also have fantastic raffle prizes to be won, from Yes T-shirts, flags, tote bags to custom painted glassware.”

Tickets are £8 from Eventbrite, and Yes Pollok asks you to join them “for fun, drinks, politics, jokes and great music.”

There’s also a meeting of the group on March 6, and on April 20 they will be distributing The National in their area.

One of the group’s regular features is a blog accessed via their facebook page or website

The latest blog is worth reading. Here’s an excerpt: “Democracy in Britain begins and ends with the House of Commons. The House of Lords can be ignored because it cannot constrain or overrule the Commons. The devolved Parliaments can exercise devolved powers but these can be, and are, altered or removed at any time by a simple Act of Parliament passed in the Commons. Local authorities have their responsibilities tightly controlled by central government which they rely on for nearly all of their funding.

“The Commons is made up of 650 Members of Parliament (MPs). In the best of all possible worlds each MP would represent all of their constituents. This is obviously not possible. In the current Parliament all MPs were first elected as members of a political party and their first loyalty is to that party.”

Given Lord Keen’s infamous statement: “The UK Parliament is sovereign, the Scottish Parliament is not,” it’s good to see “democracy” being questioned.

Does your Yes group have a regular blog? When not send us a link and we’ll feature excerpts.